Recently I saw a buzzfeed article about women and what they looked like suffering from postpartum depression. I have talked about my struggles before and found the article interesting. If they had asked me, here is what I would tell them.
When I took this picture, I was suffering from postpartum depression. You can’t tell by looking but I absolutely hated having 2 babies. I wasn’t sure if I would ever love Blueberry as much as I loved Piglet and it scared me so much. I was angry all the time and had no idea how to share my feelings until a doctor noticed I didn’t seem quite “right.”
I am so thankful for that doctor because therapy helped so much. When we lost our baby, I felt like I would slip back into PPD and I probably did a little bit but I remembered what my therapist told me and I found my way out of the hole I almost got lost in.
PPD is not something to be ashamed of. If you need help, please ask. And if you ever need to talk, I am here for you.